A 42-year-old female asked:
Iv had a right knee replacement for 10 yrs. how do i know when it's wore out? the back of my knee sticks out far as well.
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 42 years experience
Dr exam & xray: An xray will show wear of your replacement. The bulge in the back of your knee could be loose liigaments or knee swelling. A careful examination would clarify the cause. Sometimes ligament loosening can be caused by wear.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 8, 2014
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